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Annual Marian pilgrimage draws 4,000

Dedicated confessors in action more than four hours By Alistair Burns MISSION The B.C. Catholic Caption: A crowd o

Dawkins misses joy of those with Down syndrome, critics say

Oxford professor argues strongly for elimination of some people DENVER, Colo. Catholic News Agency Advocates of tho

Google-certified teacher takes learning to a new level

Man was using Chromebooks to 'blend the learning' of his students By Evan Boudreau WATERLOO, Ont. (CCN) The Catholic

Leadership training boosts teenage confidence

Week-long seminar trains school and parish leaders By Agnieszka Krawczynski The B.C. Catholic ABBOTSFORD Caption:

A refreshed Benedict XVI captivates students with homily

Group travelled to the Campo Santo Teutonico Chapel in the Vatican for Mass By Elise Harris VATICAN CITY (CNA) Part

Angus Reid poll reverses consistent findings of LifeCanada since 2002

LifeCanada executive director disappointed with surveys that fail to define terms By Deborah Gyapong OTTAWA (CCN) A

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Pro-life activist divulges pain of secret abortion

Tuesday, 26 August 2014
Elizabeth Sutcliffe felt she was on a treadmill and there was no one to help her press stop By Agnieszka Krawczynski ABBOTSFORD Caption: Elizabeth Sutcliffe stands with her husband and their children, aged 8...
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Priest wins international teaching award

Monday, 25 August 2014
Father Alan Boisclair honoured for Theology of the Body ministry By Alistair Burns The B.C. Catholic Caption: The International Theology of the Body Congress's 2014 award went to Father Boisclair. Alistair Burns / The...
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Science can lead to faith, Oxford professor says

Sunday, 24 August 2014
Mathematician John Lennox argues the two are not mutually exclusive, during Vancouver visit By Agnieszka Krawczynski The B.C. Catholic LANGLEY Caption: Oxford professor John Lennox addresses a large crowd at the evangelical Christian Life Assembly...
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Op-Ed

Pope Francis and Hercules spurn luxury and show us heroism

- Saturday, 23 August 2014

Pope Francis chooses to dine at a table of heroes BY C.S. MORRISSEY Dwayne Johnson stars as Hercules. The philosophical lessons in heroism from Hercules and Epictetus are still with us today, both on the big screen and in the Vatican cafeteria, writes C.S. Morrissey (Photo: Paramount Pictures) Pope Francis showed up unexpectedly in the cafeteria for Vatican employees on July 25 and grabbed a tray like everyone else. It was Friday, so he had fish with his pasta and grilled tomatoes. He even threw a few fries into the mix. On the same day, the excellent new Hercules...
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Prelate urges PM to let more Iraqi refugees in

- Friday, 22 August 2014

Canadian Catholics are ready to welcome them By Cardinal Thomas Collins TORONTO Cardinal Thomas Collins of Toronto. (Photo: Paul Haring / CNS) Far away from the comfort of our television screens, tablets, and newspapers, a tragedy continues to unfold in Iraq. Islamist extremists, intent on eliminating any trace of Christianity, have cast out tens of thousands of Christians, a people with an almost 2,000-year history in the region. Seven years ago, shortly after I began...
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Canadian

Bishop, imam, and rabbi urge CPSO not to violate physicians' conscience rights

Thursday, 28 August 2014
Letter sent to College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario By Deborah GyapongCathy Cenzon-DeCarlo, an American registered nurse, said she was coerced for years into participating in abortion at the hospital where she worked, even though the hospital knew of her religious objections to abortion. CNS photo / Bob Roller.Cathy Cenzon-DeCarlo, an American registered nurse, said she was coerced for years into participating in abortion at the hospital where...
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Catholic agencies make urgent appeal to help Iraqi Christians

Wednesday, 27 August 2014
Thousands have been caught between Qaraqosh and Irbil By Deborah GyapongSyriac Catholics demonstrate Aug. 16 on Parlilament Hill against persecution of Christians in the Middle East by ISIS. Deborah Gyapong / (CCN).Syriac Catholics demonstrate Aug. 16 on Parlilament Hill against persecution of Christians in the Middle East by ISIS. Deborah Gyapong / (CCN). OTTAWA...
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Canada to take in more Iraqi and Iranian refugees

Tuesday, 26 August 2014
Processing times are also supposed to diminish By Michael SwanDisplaced Christians wait for humanitarian aid July 20 at a church in the Iraqi town of Hamdaniya, east of Mosul. Chaldean Archbishop Amel Shamon Nona of Mosul said the Islamic State, which took control of Iraq's second-largest city in early June, is carrying out  religious cleansing.  CNS photo / Reuters.Displaced Christians wait for humanitarian aid July 20 at a church in the Iraqi town of Hamdaniya, east of Mosul. Chaldean Archbishop Amel...
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Sports

Is diving morally acceptable?

Friday, 11 July 2014
Numerous players from many teams try it on By Alistair Burns The B.C. Catholic Caption: Father Pablo Santa Maria. It's the 90th minute in a World Cup match. The fans nervously look at the scoreboard:...
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B.C. Lions QB takes both football and life's challenges in stride

Thursday, 21 November 2013
Travis Lulay leaps into end zone on Catholicism, Popes, and how to be a role model (Caption: B.C. Lions quarterback Travis Lulay tries to avoid Saskatchewan Roughriders linebacker Weldon Brown (#35) during...
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B.C. Lions host annual Faith Night

Friday, 15 November 2013
Players, coaches tackle questions on prayer, competing for a higher cause By Alistair Burns The B.C. Catholic The final score is the only statistic that matters to most CFL fans. Did the Lions win?...
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Special

Pastoral Letter on a Grave Social Issue

- Sunday, 25 May 2014

Archbishop J. Michael Miller, CSBI am writing to you - the Catholic faithful of the Archdiocese of Vancouver about a serious threat to the moral fabric of Canadian society: the possible decriminalization of sexual exploitation through prostitution by its buyers and profiteers. This Pastoral Letter examines what we can do as a community and a nation to answer the needs of girls, youth and women...
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